The Elementary Education program at Southern New Hampshire University has been awarded TEAC accreditation for a seven-year term from December 2016 to December 2023 by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Please access the following documents by clicking on the hyperlinks: Summary of the Case; Decision Letter. In 2023, SNHU will be reviewed for both initial and advanced programs aligned with CAEP standards.
CAEP has eight annual reporting measures which are used to provide information to the public on both program outcome and program impact. These measures support all parts of SNHU’s accreditation process for educator preparation programs, but CAEP standard component 5.4 for initial and advanced programs, standard components 4.1 through 4.4 for initial programs and standard components 4.1 and 4.2 for advanced programs.
Following is the list of the CAEP measures with links to data tables that provide supporting evidence for each measure:
1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (4.1)
The provider documents, using multiple measures, that program completers contribute to an expected level of student-learning growth. Multiple measures shall include all available growth measures (including value-added measures, student-growth percentiles, and student learning and development objectives) required by the state for its teachers and available to educator preparation providers, other state-supported P-12 impact measures, and any other measures employed by the provider.
2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (4.2)
The provider demonstrates, through structured and validated observation instruments and/or student surveys, that completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve.
3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (4.3/A4.1)
The provider demonstrates, using measures that result in valid and reliable data and including employment milestones such as promotion and retention, that employers are satisfied with the completers’ preparation for their assigned responsibilities in working with P-12 students.
4. Satisfaction of completers (4.4/A4.2)
The provider demonstrates, using measures that result in valid and reliable data, that program completers perceive their preparation as relevant to the responsibilities they confront on the job, and that the preparation was effective.
5. Graduation rates from teacher preparation programs (initial & advanced levels)
6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they were prepared
8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information